Hugh Martin

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Hugh Martin was a great American songwriter who teamed with Ralph Blane at the end of the golden age of Tin Pan Alley to give us such classics as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Trolley Song” and “The Girl Next Door.” As a tunesmith, Hugh worked on Broadway, for the movies, and as musical director for stage shows such as those starring his dear friend, Judy Garland. The two first met on the set of “Meet Me in St. Louis” when Judy performed a number of his great songs. Nothing was better than hearing Hugh tell one of his many wonderful stories. You can imagine the delight of his fans when he published his autobiography in 2005.

Interview Date:
February 3, 2005
Date of Birth:
August 11, 1914
Deceased Date:
March 11, 2011
Job Title:
Songwriter, Composer